Douglas County, Nebraska
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County Information

Douglas County was established in 1855. It was named after Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), U.S. Senator from Illinois.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 340 square miles, of which 331 square miles is land and 9 square miles is water.

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 517,110. It is the state's most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska's residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state's largest city.

Sailor And Soldier Statues at the Durham Museum in Omaha
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Douglas County Online Data


Births & Birthdays Biographies Cemeteries
Census Data Churches Clubs, Societies & Organizations
Documents Geographical Features Historical Info
Marriages, Engagements, Anniversaries & Divorces Military News Articles
Obituaries/Deaths People & Families Precincts
Queries Schools Towns & Villages

Website Updates:

16 July 2018:
Historical Info: Nebraska Historical Markers in Douglas County - Ak-Sar-Ben Field and the U.S. Air Mail; Bank of Florence; Before Creighton; Boettger Farm; Buffalo Bill at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and Indian Congress of 1898; Capitol Hill; Captain William Clark and Private Reuben Field; Central High School; Chief Standing Bear (1829-1908); Creighton University; Crook House; Duchesne Academy; Father Flanagan's Boys' Home; Florence Mill; Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Fort Atkinson; Fort Omaha; George and Sarah Joslyn Home; Historic Prospect Hill - Omaha's Pioneer Cemetery; Kobs Pioneer Cemetery; Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church; Lewis and Clark Campsite - July 27, 1804; Lincoln Highway at Elkhorn; Malcolm X; Nebraska School for the Deaf; Omaha; Oto Indians; Platte River History; Poynter Hall; Shipley Cemetery; South Omaha People; Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 (400); Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 (406); William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942; Winter Quarters
Cemeteries: Kobs Pioneer Cemetery (Historic)
18 June 2018:
News Articles: Accidents - Henry & Osborn
11 June 2018:
News Articles: Courts - A. M. Chadwick
05 June 2018:
Military: American Legion Reported Deaths - Steven Acker; Bob J. Beebee; Robert W. Belknap; Gerald Boham; Larry W. Braga; Theodore Brewer; Keith J. Brodin; Robeert Boczkowski; Thomas F. Buras; Clayton Byam; Darrell M. Erdman; Ronald A. Ethen; Jay D. Evans; Lawrence D. Feldhacker; Kenneth P. Gass; Ernest J. Gerhard; Jerome F. Glesinger; Arthur J. Grewe; Ronald A. Hayden; Kenneth F. Hilmer; James K. Jacke; Wallace M. Jernigan; Louis M. Johnson; Virgil E. Kenney; David King; David J. Krcmarik; Lawrence A. Larson; Duane L. Lenser; Jonas Lileikis; Edward Linhart; Richard Marquez; Chester D. Morton; Joe Moya; Bob Norton; Jim Pospisil; Angelo T. Randone; Herbert Rubin; William L. Seaton; Norman F. Sedlak; Joseph Sherman; Thomas E. Talmsadge; Leonard Tylski; Robert L. Vanmeter; Robert C. Vondrasek; Gerald G. Whaley; Michael A. Woells

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Surrounding Counties

Dodge County - (northwest)
Washington County - (north)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa - (east)
Sarpy County - (south)
Saunders County - (west)

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